U.N WORK IS REWARDING
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[ July 18th 2003 ]
Jolie says being a goodwill ambassador for the
United Nations has changed her life. "I used to
lay there at night and wonder what it was that
I needed to do," she tells Cosmopolitan magazine
in its August issue. "That's how I stumbled on
going to Washington and learning about the U.N.
and traveling around the world. It completely
28, who stars in the upcoming Lara Croft Tomb
Raider: The Cradle of Life, says her 2-year-old
son, Maddox, is the most important thing in her
life. She adopted Maddox from Cambodia last year
as her marriage to Billy Bob Thornton was collapsing.
The couple divorced in May. "Before Maddox, when
things would go bad, I had a tendency to be depressed
or self-destructive or lost, and I can't afford
to be any of that now," the Oscar-winning actress
tells the magazine. "He has given me strength.
I've never known this kind of relationship or
facing Jolie is figuring out how to tell Maddox
about Santa Claus "because I don't want to tell
him he exists when he doesn't," she says. "I don't
know about the Easter Bunny either. Maybe I'll
have to lighten up." Jolie won a supporting-actress
Oscar for her role in Girl, Interrupted. Her upcoming
films also include Beyond Borders and Sharkslayer.